D​.​B. Cooper Duo

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released May 1, 2012

Produced by D.B. Cooper Duo and Rob Courtney
Recorded, mixed, and engineered by Rob Courtney
Additional recording, production, engineering by Brian Gross-Bias
Mastered by Rob Courtney
Recorded at Butler University and Little Elephant Recording

Artwork design by Al Cook

We would like to personally thank Bubba Baker, Rob Courtney, Samantha Helferich, Tommy Nichols, Kevin Noble, Charlie Schmelzer, and Josh Wilson for their contributions made on this album.


D.B. Cooper Duo is:
Al Cook (Vocals, Guitar, Electronics)
Brian Gross-Bias (Vocals, Guitar, Electronics)

All songs composed, written, and performed by Al Cook and Brian Gross-Bias. Mixed and Mastered by Little Elephant Recording.

2012 D.B. Cooper Duo © ®. All Rights Reserved.

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D.B. Cooper Duo Indianapolis, Indiana

The Duo is made up of Al Cook (clean vocals, guitars, electronics) and Brian Gross-Bias (screamed vocals, guitar, electronics). The Duo recorded tirelessly over a 15-month period at Butler University (Indianapolis, IN) and Little Elephant Recording (Rossford, OH). Their self-titled debut album is out now! ... more

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Track Name: They Can Catch Their Own Breath
You drew the line so I could see
You filled the mind so I could dream
But it means nothing, nothing for me

Is a lonely soul all I will be?
These marks, they are not what they seem
Just full of lies that I believed

I treaded down your path
But now I’m trapped within the shrubs
Right by an open flame
That burns a light from up above

I feel the boil of the third degree
And the bruises from my broken dreams
I see you looking down
Your vacant stare inside the hollow trees

You drew the line so I could see
You filled the mind so I could dream
But it means nothing, nothing for me

Is a lonely soul all I will be?
These marks, they are not what they seem
Just full of lies that I believed

And with a look so delicate
You looked right through me
To save the dirt below the flood
You said you’d never leave

You drew the line so I could see
You filled the mind so I could dream
But it means nothing, nothing for me

Is a lonely soul all I will be?
These marks, they are not what they seem
Just full of lies that I believed
Track Name: Knotting Hill
How do you lie? (Please tell me now)
Choking it tighter with your tongue
Tugging my coat around her waist
Feeding me never ever ending phrase

And after all that was said, it’s the ashes that sung
I’m just a boy standing in front of a girl who longs
To hear all those little things
Like the famous last words from Knotting Hill please

Leave it to chance
Give it a rest
You’re killing the dance
Let’s leave it to chance
Maybe a bad idea
I don’t see it working out best

We have, we’ve been the best of friends
Why, oh why can’t we just play pretend
Only one night, only a night
No nevermind

And after all that was said, it’s the ashes that sung
I’m just a boy standing in front of a girl who longs
To hear all those little things
Let me hear those famous last words from Knotting Hill please

Leave it to chance
Give it a rest
You’re killing the dance
Let’s leave it to chance
Maybe a bad idea
I don’t see it working out best

We have, we’ve been the best of friends
Why, oh why can’t we just play pretend
Only one night, only a night
No nevermind
Track Name: Ping Pong Dance
If you could only see
What you’ve seen with your eyes
You would know how to feel
From the glow of the lights
It’s the smoldering heat
That has messed with your mind
Just a smothering look
Across the net and the lines

With the throw of the ball
And a hit of the pad
It’s the sound of its voice
That has driven you mad
And every bounce off the board
Is something more than you think
With a break from the hit
That will make you sink

Thoughts lie, all in memory of you
Sights will hide, in artificial view
And all our hopes have gone away

It’s the touch of your skin
And your beautiful stare
With an inebriant smile
That has made me swear
I will make you dance
Across this wooden floor
Jumping side to side
Simply begging for more

It’s your excessive moves
That forced me to wait
And the swing of your arms
I had to take the bait
It was the tap of your feet
To the jagged beat
Your pulse a delicate sin
That made it all too sweet

Thoughts lie, all in memory of you
Sights will hide, in artificial view
And all our hopes have gone away

The fault is always what we blame
The rules are always what we change

Thoughts lie, all in memory of you
Sights will hide, in artificial view
And all our hopes have gone away
Track Name: Last Call
When you call all the dial tone gets is a silence you can’t ignore
But the cable’s still in the wall
the mail’s not been sorted since fall
Can’t you see the carpet ‘s collecting dust
(yeah, your carpet’s collecting dust)
By the way, the car is leaking fluid in the drive

There’s no blue below this place tonight
(Feel the sun on my face)
Bury me down in a space where regret won’t hide
(The grass itches, there is no blue
I can’t go up, only down to you)
(Feel the sun on my head, and I’ll know you found my bed)

It’s so dark in here, I swear I must’ve never loved you enough
But it’s too late (it’s too late)
Cus I can not make a sound
Find the directions, grab another shovel, maybe bring a friend
Won’t be a trouble, hopefully it’s raining, it’ll soften the sand

There’s no blue below this place tonight
(Feel the sun on my face)
Bury me down in a space where regret won’t hide
(The grass itches, there is no blue
I can’t go up, only down to you)
(Feel the sun on my head, and I’ll know you found my bed)

She wants to hold my hand
She dares me to say hello
All I wanted that day is to be
Taken back to Sunday
When you could not have bothered
It must have been hard when I told your father
How could you not have bothered?
Now I lay with your mother

There’s no grass
No more blue
There’s no up
No more you
There’s no sun
He won
I really did love you
Track Name: Teamwork
Let me go
Do yourself
Time is just a number
And we’re not getting any younger, so just do it

This isn’t what I had planned on
When I first told you to just
Do yourself a favor
And just keep moving
Go on & keep moving

We had a deal and a plan but even more we're just friends
Leaving me to get washed up on golden sand
So you wouldn’t have to spend your days
Wearing the orange suit on your lonely days

Time is just a number
And we’re not getting any younger, so just do it

Don’t take me by the hand
(There's a theme to all you said)
I’m gonna do it
No more time is wasted (all we say is)
(What a perfect day, you said)
I’ll get through this

On my own again
I’m gonna do it
Like I was before you (all we say is)
I’ll get through it (I’ll get through it)

Let’s brush off the grain as we stand
Cause we’re not getting any younger
And if all goes according to plan
I’ll be seeing you somewhere

Get me out of this water and get me back onto the sand
Lay me on the beach
Lend me a hand
Help me from the deep end
Yelling out your name
And I cannot remember the plan

You broke our promise
You broke our pact
You broke our promise
You broke our pact

You broke our promise
You broke our pact
Now you left me on the shore
With pains going down my back
Suits were your favorite things
Suits were your favorite things

Don’t take me by the hand
I’m gonna do it
No more time is wasted
I’ll get through this

Don’t take me by the hand
(There's a theme to all you said)
I’m gonna do it
No more time is wasted (all we say is)
(What a perfect day, you said)
I’ll get through this

On my own again
I'm gonna do it
Like I was before you
I'll get through it

You broke our promise
You broke our pact
You broke our promise
You broke our pact

We had a deal and a plan but even more we're just friends
Leaving me to get washed up on golden sand
So you wouldn’t have to spend your days
Wearing the orange suit on your lonely days
Track Name: Dream of a Funeral
Oh has it ever flashed before your eyes?
(When) dark shadows haunt your sleep
I know it’s close
I know you’re close

Oh has it ever been this close tonight?
A rise in body heat
My soul it shows
A hole it shows

Sunlight, and if I stand it may take all of me
Strobe light, and if I see a flash what does it mean
So long
Sole one

Oh have you ever laid in idle light
And felt it own your dreams
I feel its hold
I feel your hold

You try to break away with all your might
But you know it’s all you see
And there it goes
And there you go

Sunlight, and if I stand it may take all of me
Strobe light, and if I see a flash what does it mean
So long
Sole one

I can’t break down you’re right in front of me
Each sound I know what’s become of me
It’s something more than I’ll ever need
I know an end is all I’ll ever be
No I can’t break down
No I won’t break down

Sunlight, and if I stand it may take all of me
Strobe light, and if I see a flash what does it mean
So long
Sole one
Track Name: We're Only Human
I’m gonna write another poem about this
Gotta leave my mark of experience
Don’t mind if I pass on through
Cus this is for you

Wanna make her say oh
Wanna make her say oh no

Walking around town never felt so bland
Holding my hand
Not speaking of forbidden things to do
Sam I Am, this is for you

Wanna make her say oh
Wanna make her say oh in the red-covered snow

We’re only human and so it goes
Just looking for a place to call our home
Cus we’re only shoe-ins
Doesn’t mean that it has to show

Thinking of old times never felt so bland
Talking about the blood-soaked snow
Flowing down your hand

Wanna make her say oh
Wanna make her say oh in the red-covered snow

It’s leaping off a mountain
It’s speeding way too fast
Diving in the depths of what will never last
Eating the poison apple
Being different from the rest
Realizing you’re human and can never be the best

Wanna make her say oh
Wanna make her say oh in the red-covered snow
Track Name: Back to the Roots
Are you ready to go tonight

Are you ready to go tonight
Back to the Roots tonight
Are you ready to go tonight
Back to the Roots tonight

Are you ready to go tonight
Walk our way through the shining lights
Are you ready to go tonight
Back to the Roots tonight

Are you ready to go tonight
Back to the Roots tonight
Are you ready to go tonight
Back to the Roots tonight
Track Name: The Sonnet
It doesn't make sense
Cause it'll never ever work
You and I, we make two
But we just won't do

And I dig my toes into the sand
Then even deeper inland
And every time I hear your name
It's always used in vain

Shame
And it won't go away
But someday, we'll grow closer
And I'll accept your loving gift

All we do is make excuses
And mine is time
No time,
Or I just don't wanna waste mine

When I count down
My final song comes to a close.
Hopefully I'll be closer facing north,
Rather than buried in the southern home.

Till that day comes,
Destruction's what we live in
I'm adjusting my ways
I'm adjusting my ways

When I count down to the end,
And my final song comes to a close
Hopefully I'll be closer facing north,
Rather than buried in the southern home

Till that day comes,
Destruction's what we live in
I'm adjusting my ways
So that I have something to eat

I'm adjusting my ways
I'm adjusting my ways

I'm adjusting
I'm adjusting my ways

[Excerpt from William Shakespeare's Sonnet 71]
No longer mourn for me when I am dead; for I love you so
That I in your sweet thoughts would be forgot
If thinking on me then should make you woe
O, if, I say, you look upon this verse
When I perhaps compounded am with clay
Do not so much as my poor name rehearse
But let your love even with my life decay
Lest the wise world should look into your moan
And mock you with me after I am gone
If you read this line, remember not
The hand that writ it; for I love you so
Track Name: 399/400
This reminds me
This reminds me
Don’t be so naive, easy
Up, down, and up again

This reminds me, so existence isn’t fair.
I expect it to be flawless, but it’s not supposed to be.
Little things remind me, or its just dumb luck.
Or I think too much.
So little. So insignificant.
People let us down. Machines let us down.
People trick us. Machines don’t unless they’re told to.

And I expect too much from those
So I change the sequence of events in my life

I expect too much. I change my life.
It’s just a yellow piece of paper with blue ink.
Just paper. Means nothing.
It means nothing because of this.
Track Name: Funky (Cus We're a Bleached Mess)
She said she’d never go away
Instead, she let it go to waste
She said she’d never go away, go away
Instead, she let us go to waste

You said that once wouldn’t hurt this time
Each lovely note left me malign
Wondering what you’re dancing for
I’ll make it clear whom you’re dancing towards

She said she’d never go away
Instead, she let it go to waste
She said she’d never go away, go away
Instead, she let us go to waste

(Cus we’re a bleached mess
Go ahead and confess
It’s a breath you can not suppress
Cus we’re a bleached mess
Go ahead and confess
Inhaling the next)

You want to move your body?
Well slow dances aren’t exciting
With dire looks, so gaudy
Well dirty stares aren’t inviting
Track Name: Amygdala Trauma (I'll Never Be the Same)
I’m gonna runaway now
I didn’t like it
I’m gonna go
I gotta go

I’m gonna runaway
Get outta this shithole
I gotta go
I gotta go

I’m gonna runaway
Get out
Gonna take it out, aloud
On some random pulse
That’s without a doubt

Build me up
Tear me down
I like it downtown

Build me up
Scare me down
I don’t like it downtown

Build me up
Scare me down
I didn’t like it downtown

I’m gonna runaway now
I didn’t like it
I’m gonna go
I gotta go

I’m gonna runaway
Get outta this shithole
I gotta go
I gotta go